A step-by-step exploration of everything aspiring and practicing designers and directors need to know about the theatrical design process.
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"Focusing on the analytical, intellectual, and artistic 'how and why' of the design process, Brewster and Shafer have written a wonderful, insightful text for young designers--in fact, for all collaborative artists. I've been hoping for a design text of this caliber for a long time"
Vickie J. Scott, Director of Design, Department of Theatre and Dance, University of California Santa Barbara
"This text is a clearly presented, thorough introduction to scenic, costume, and lighting design. It is a useful tool for educators and a guide for early designers through basic research methods, design skills, and navigating the production process. Offers an insight to the language and culture of theatrical design that would benefit any early designer."
Karen Maness, Charge Scenic Artist, Texas Performing Arts, The University of Texas at Austin
"An excellent text for beginning theater students no matter what their interest(s) might be. It will be of benefit to serious high school drama programs as well as college theater programs. Several things make this book outstanding, especially the superb practical exercises at the end of each chapter, which teach needed skills in a way that is interesting and accessible to the student no matter the level. The appendices will also be extremely valuable to novice design students."
Martha A. Marking, Professor of Costume/Makeup Design, Appalachian State University